Virtual Summit: Sensory Processing in ADHD

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$219 for OTs/SLPs/Other Providers
Includes Certificate of Completion
and AOTA CEUs*

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$129 for Parents/Individuals
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Join us as we explore dynamic evidence-based practice, delve into current research, and discuss sensory health and ADHD. Attendees will explore the profound influence sensory processing differences have on development and function, enabling them to effectively look beyond "behaviors" and identify underlying mechanisms. Strategies for home, school, and the community will be provided.

Participants will have access to our 3-day agenda consisting of 9 hours of pre-recorded presentations, LIVE Q&A with speakers, LIVE interactive workshops, and an expert panel. Our integrated approach to person-centric and science-orientated presentations focusing on ADHD insight, lived-experiences and evidence-based practice & research will inspire, educate and empower individuals and professionals. With real-world application discussions and advocate voices, attendees will be given tools and strategies for home, school, and community function and advocacy.

Registration includes 9+ Hours of pre-recorded presentations, interactive workshops, LIVE Q&A with speakers, and an expert panel. Receive 30-day access to recordings, handouts, BONUS presentations, and swag bag.

You don't want to miss this event!

What We Have Planned

Day 1 - August 26th | 9am - 12pm MT

  • Use of Accommodations for the Workplace: Bridge from Student to Practitioner | Dr. Lisa Johnson, Dr. Tara Griffiths, Dr. Mary Beth Dillon, Dr. Heather Coalt, Dr. Andrea Sensel and Dr. Lori Prusnek

  • Normal Sucks | Jonathan Mooney

  • In-Sync Activities for All Reasons and Seasons (Interactive Workshop) | Carol Kranowitz

Day 2 - September 2 | 9am - 12pm MT

  • Sensory Processing Features as an Added Dimension of ADHD: Implications for Research and Practice | Dr. Shelly Lane and Dr. Stacey Reynolds
  • ADHD: The Untapped Superpower |  Peter Shankman
  • Exploring the Complexity of ADHD: Moving Beyond the Hype and Hyperactive (Expert Panel Discussion) | Mim Ochsenbein, MSW, OTR/L, Michele Parkins, MS, OTR, Stephanie Wolfe, MD, MPH and Sarah Hays, PsyD, LMHC

Join us for a Special Sponsored Session with Unyte/iLs at 12:15pm.

Practical applications of Polyvagal Theory for clinicians, parents, and individuals working with ADHD
Presented by: Rebecca Knowles, OTD, OTR/L, RYT


Day 3 - September 9 | 9am - 12pm MT

  • What's the Difference? Exploring the Association Between Sensory Modulation and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders | Dr. Aviva Yochman

  • From My Perspective: A Teen with ADHD, Anxiety, and Sensory DifferencesCooper Ochsenbein
  • ADHD and Adolescence: Responding on the Outside from an Inside Perspective | Hallie Bramblett
  • Engaging ADHD: Using Play, Affect & Sensation to Tap into the Reward Center of ADHD (Interactive Workshop) | Michele Parkins

Who Should Attend:

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, child development specialists, mental health professionals, parents, caregivers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Processing in ADHD.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the role of the sensory environment on functional participation and occupational performance in school and workplace settings
  • Describe the connection between emotion, sensation, action and play and how this can be used to engage children with ADHD
  • Explain various implications for the assessment and treatment of children showing symptoms of SMD and ADHD
  • Discuss the importance of sensory over-responsivity as it relates to ADHD
  • Recognize the learning, mental health, social and emotional implications of ADHD across the lifespan

Get to Know Our 2021 Speakers:

Speaker - Mim Ochsenbein

Mim Ochsenbein,

Director of Education
STAR Institute


Speaker - Shelly Lane

Shelly Lane, 

Professor and Academic
Program Director
Colorado State University

Sponsor - Stacey Reynolds

Stacey Reynolds, 

Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University


Sponsor - Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman
Author and Entrepreneur


Speaker - Michele Parkins

Michele Parkins, MS, OTR
Occupational Therapist
Great Kids Place

Speaker - Hallie Bramblett

Hallie Bramblett
Student Speaker

Speaker - Cooper Ochsenbein

Cooper Ochsenbein
Student Speaker

Speaker - Carol Kranowitz

Carol Kranowitz, MA

Speaker - Aviva Yochman

Aviva Yochman, PhD, OT
Head of Pediatric Studies
Hebrew University

Sponsor - Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan Mooney
Speaker; Entrepreneur; Activist

Speaker - Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor,
University of Findlay

Speaker - Heather Coalt

Heather Coalt, OTD
Assistant Professor,
University of Findlay

Speaker - Mary Beth Dillon

Mary Beth Dillon, OTD
Full Professor
University of Findlay

Speaker - Tara Griffiths

Tara Griffiths, Dr.O.T.
Associate Professor
University of Findlay

Speaker - Lori Prusnek

Lori Prusnek, OTD
Assistant Professor
University of Findlay

Speaker - Andrea Sensel

Andrea Sensel, OTD
Assistant Professor
University of Findlay

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsor - Sensory Integration Education Sponsor - Unyte/iLs Sponsor - Kinspire Sponsor - Calm Strips
Sponsor - In Sync Child Sponsor - Future Horizons Sponsor - Steven Halpern  

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Cancellation Policy

All registrations must be finalized or cancelled for a full refund by August 19, 2021. Registrations cancelled after August 19, 2021 will be deferred to a future course sponsored by STAR Institute.

In the event this program must be cancelled due to illness, fire, strikes, war, acts of God, terrorism or other causes that would prevent the event from taking place, STAR Institute will attempt to reschedule the event. If the event is unable to be rescheduled, STAR Institute will refund all tuition fees paid.